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29th January 2020 Issue no. 492
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Comments Dan Delaney, Loxal Director: “What we have done is to build upon the strong foundations of IDACS, with the objective of enhancing usability, increasing security, improving connectivity between IDACS and Resideo Videofied, and to streamline the way information is captured.
Swedish smart home technology specialists Minut, led by former senior executives at Apple and Google, announces the availability of its easy to install, all-in-one wireless smart home alarm in the UK.
Minut believes that every home should feel safe and has executed on the vision to make home security smart, simple and accessible for every home.
dormakaba has launched the latest generation of its SVP self-locking emergency escape locks. The range is ideally suited for use on emergency exits and escape routes where doors requiring access control can be balanced with safety in an emergency.
The SVP range of locks offers a number of different options from mechanical locking with emergency escape function to locks that also feature electronic access control and optional microswitch monitoring functions.
The new Wisenet Pentabrid video recorders from Hanwha Techwin are designed to extend the life of existing analogue based CCTV, whilst providing a smooth and cost-effective migration to an IP network based video surveillance solution.
Combinations of analogue or IP cameras up to 4K ultra high definition can be connected to the new Wisenet Pentabrid 4, 8 and 16 channel video recorders, with a simple onboard software switch enabling users to convert any channel from analogue to IP, when required.
Hanwha Techwin, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, gives its top 5 key trend predictions for the security industry in 2020. They include: AI End-to-End Security Solutions, Cybersecurity, Cloud-based Data Insights, Privacy Protection and Vertical Specialised Solutions.
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On the news that Travelex is still offline after a ransomware attack on New Year’s Eve, Toni Vitale, partner and head of data protection at JMW Solicitors, says:
“The fact that, for several days, there was no coherent communication from Travelex as to the exact nature of the attack left customers, media, stakeholders and other interested parties in the dark. It also appears that Travelex did not inform the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about the breach. Many may think a ransomware attack is not a data breach because the data is still on the system but if the personal data entrusted to your care is encrypted and you cannot access it or decrypt it, you could be deemed to have lost control of the data and therefore it could constitute a breach.
There are still a small number of stands left, so if you want to get in front of locksmiths from all over the country (and some from further afield!) this is your chance!
SSAIB, one of the licensed certification bodies who deliver BAFE scheme assessments, are delighted to have achieved an historic milestone of 300 active BAFE scheme-certificated companies.
Looking back at last year - in September 2019 – BAFE registered A1 Fire and Security Ltd, who are the 300th active company on the BAFE Fire Safety Register that have been assessed and third-party certificated through SSAIB.
All of their cylinders were already certified to the SKG 3 star standard, but differences between the Dutch and British standards meant that they had to add an anti-snap element to existing cylinders for the UK market.
Condor, like all of M&C's cylinders, uses their Modulock system, which allows locksmiths to resize, make thumbturns and even keyed alike sets on the door without re-pinning.
The National Locksmith Awards (NLA) is the UK’s most complete industry awards for locksmiths and locksmith suppliers, rewarding them for all the hard work that so often goes unnoticed.